• The diaspora in Abidjan : JouvayFest carnival coming to MASA Festival

    One of the big attractions of the MASA 2018 will be no doubt, the celebration of Jouvay, major carnival of the black diaspora living in the Caribbean and the United States, on the banks of the lagoon Ebrié. Meaning dawn, open day or morning, the Jouvay ou J’ouvert was created...

  • Press release for journalists

    From March 10 to 17, 2018, will be held the 10th edition of the MASA which will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the institution. As a journalist, to participate and be assured of free movement during the event, you must be accredited. The deadline for your registration for accreditation...

  • MASA 2018: The Entente Council receives the MASA

    Continuing his series of meetings with heads of institutions to forge partnerships, Prof. Yacouba Konaté, managing Director of MASA had a working session on Monday 29 January 2018 with the Executive Secretary of the Council of his excellency Patrice Kouamé. The meeting, held at the headquarters of the West African...

  • General Management visits MASA 2018 sites

    Another step in the preparations for the 10th edition of the MASA was taken on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  Early in the afternoon, the MASA Managing Director Prof. Yacouba Konaté, accompanied by a technical team, visited two of the sites to host the MASA 2018 festivities. The first site to be...

  • MASA 2018: Press Conference in Brussels, 16 January

    Press Conference The 10th edition of the Market for African Performing Arts – MASA – will take place in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) from March 10 to March 17, 2018. It will also celebrate its 25th anniversary. Africalia works in a partnership with the MASA and is pleased to welcome the...

  • JouvayFest on the road to Masa 2018

    (Marche des Arts du Spectacle Africain) Market & Festival for African Performing Arts, located in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, is a forum which brings together African artists, and other performing arts professionals to network, present, perform, and discover new talents.  MASA attracts more than 30,000 spectators biennially. After many years as a...

  • MASA 2018: Official list of groups selected for the MASA Festival

    The Selection Committee of the MASA 2018 met for a second time in Abidjan on December 19th, 2017 to select the groups that will participate in the MASA FESTIVAL 2018. 187 applications were received at the MASA office through the Post Office, the MASA website or directly dropped by applicants....

  • The Carthage Theatre Days 2017 (JTC)

    The Market for African Performing Arts was present at the 19th edition of the Carthage Theatre Days which took place from 08 to 16 December 2018 in Tunisia. A great opportunity to strengthen the links between the MASA and the cultural operators of the Maghreb and Middle East zone for...

  • 4th edition of the Digital Festival: fruitful exchanges between digital actors

    The 4th edition of the Africa Web festival was held in Abidjan from 27 to 29 November 2017 at the Espace Latrille Events. This year’s edition focuses on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Delegations from around the world took part in this digital meeting to share their experiences. Africa Web Festival,...

  • 4th edition of Visa For Music, November 22-25, 2017

    The 4th edition of Visa For Music, the first professional market for music from Africa and the Middle East, was held from 22 to 25 November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco. The objective of this professional market is to overcome the lack of visibility of artists from Africa and the Middle...